Since CBA catered lunches negotiations broke down earlier this week, there was a hushed suspicion that the two sides would quietly meet again before Monday – the day the first two weeks of the regular season is expected to be cancelled – to come to an agreement and preserve an 82-game season.
According to reports this afternoon, that was on the agenda, but will not be happening. The players meeting request was met with a callous rejection by the owners, who also added that no further meetings would be agreed to until the players accepted a 50/50 split in BRI (Basketball Related Income).
Barring an unexpected, unlikely resume in negotiations, on Monday the Lakers will officially lose six (6) home games, and three (3) road games. They are listed below: